In this notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama, a conniving, ambitious Jewish businessman, Süß Oppenheimer, snares a post as treasurer to the Duke of Wurttemburg by showering the corrupt duke with treasure and promises of even greater riches. As the Jew's schemes grow more elaborate and his actions more brazen, the dukedom nearly erupts into civil war. Persuaded by the Jew, the Duke all but scuttles the constitution and alienates the assembly by lifting the local ban on Jews in Stuttgart. In a final outrage, the Jew rapes a wholesome German girl and tortures her father and fiancée. When the Duke succumbs to a sudden heart attack, the assembly of Elders try the Jew and sentence him to death for having "carnal knowledge of a Christian woman".
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Joseph Goebbels' malevolent masterpiece.
Did You Know?
The production used residents from the Jewish ghettos of Prague and Lublin as extras in several scenes. See more
In the movie Duke Karl Alexander is poisoned, allegedly by Oppenheimer. However the duke died in 1737 cause of a lounge disease. See more
Joseph Süß Oppenheimer
I thought Württemberg was rich?
Referenced in Mr. Klein